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7:25 PM ET, September 14, 2011

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Julianna Goldman / Bloomberg:
Obama Approval Plummets on Jobs Plan: Poll  —  A majority of Americans don't believe President Barack Obama's $447 billion jobs plan will help lower the unemployment rate, skepticism he must overcome as he presses Congress for action and positions himself for re- election.
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Alicia M. Cohn / The Hill:
Obama: 'If you love me, you've got to help me pass this bill'  —  Obama promoted his jobs bill in North Carolina on Wednesday, the third stop on what White House press secretary Jay Carney has called a “campaign” for jobs.  —  Not for the first time, Obama called back to an audience member who shouted …
Manu Raju / The Politico:
Hill Dems pick apart Obama jobs plan  —  President Barack Obama's new jobs plan is hitting some unexpected turbulence in the halls of Congress: lawmakers from his own party.  —  As he demands Congress quickly approve his ambitious proposal aimed at reviving the sagging economy …
Molly K. Hooper / The Hill:
GOP rep. introduces alternative American Jobs Act
Discussion: CNN, Hot Air and Gawker
Brian Beutler / TPMDC:
Blue Dogs Cool To Obama Jobs Vision
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Daily Kos
CNN:
CNN Poll: More Americans trust Obama on economy over Republicans in Congress
Nick Baumann / Mother Jones:
The GOP's Genius Plan to Beat Obama in 2012  —  If Pennsylvania Republicans and their buddies in other states execute a plan to change election rules, Obama has a one-way ticket to Losertown.  —  Post Comment  —  Republican state legislators in Pennsylvania are pushing a scheme that …
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Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
For Democrats, It's 2010 All Over Again  —  The outcome of any individual election to the United States House, even in a highly partisan era where Congressional elections have a relatively strong correlation with presidential voting and national trends, is going to be determined based on a combination of local and national factors.
The Politico:
Twin defeats spark Democratic fears  —  HOWARD BEACH, N.Y. — The Democratic Party's rare loss of a congressional seat in its urban heartland Tuesday, accompanied by a blowout defeat in a Nevada special election, marked the latest in a string of demoralizing setbacks that threatened to deepen …
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Ridiculous NY-09 spin: “It's a very difficult district for Democrats”  —  Republicans won two House seats in a special election last night.  One, in Nevada, had been a relatively safe district, and Republican Mark Amodei cruised to victory over Democrat Kate Marshall as expected.
David Seifman / New York Post:
Disaster looms for O in 2012  —  Republican Bob Turner's victory …
Discussion: americanthinker.com
Alex Isenstadt / The Politico:
NY-9: Winners and losers
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blog and Ballot Box
New York Times:
Bob Turner Wins Anthony Weiner's House Seat
Andrew Breitbart / Big Government:
After Turner Earthquake in Weiner District, Democrats' Civil War Against Obama Begins
National Enquirer:
WORLD EXCLUSIVE!  SARAH PALIN BOMBSHELL BOOK SHOCKING CLAIMS!  —  In a bombshell NATIONAL ENQUIRER world exclusive, the new issue of The ENQUIRER hitting newsstands today breaks major news on SARAH PALIN and her husband TODD, according to a new book.  —  Publishing sources familiar …
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Jack Dickey / Deadspin:
New Biography Claims Sarah Palin Had A One-Night Stand With Glen Rice In 1987  —  The National Enquirer grabbed some details from the upcoming Joe McGinniss Sarah Palin book, and this chunk is too delightful not to share with you immediately.  Apparently Palin had a fling …
Discussion: TBogg
Elizabeth Flock / Washington Post:
Attack Watch, new Obama campaign site to ‘fight smears,’ becomes laughing stock of the Internet  —  As the 2012 presidential campaign heats up, President Obama's campaign team has set up a new Web site, AttackWatch.com, to challenge negative statements about the president made by Republican presidential candidates and conservatives.
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Michelle Malkin:
Attaaaaack Waaaaaaatch; Update: The laughter continues  —  This is simply brilliant.  —  Ezra Dulis and Misfit Politics with Brandon Morse cranked out a quick, hilarious rejoinder to Obama's 4th Brigade of Snitch.  —  Humor is always the best revenge.  —  Watch Attaaaaack Waaaaaatch.  YouTube gold:
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Matthew Yglesias / ThinkProgress:
Republican State Legislators Can Win The 2012 Election Tomorrow If They Want To  —  “Pennsylvania Ponders Bold Democrat-Screwing Electoral Plan” is Dave Weigel's brilliant headline for a proposal pending in the PA state legislature.  The way this would work is for Pennsylvania …
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David Weigel / Slate:
Pennsylvania Ponders Bold Democrat-Screwing Electoral Plan
Discussion: Daily Kos
Kevin Drum / Mother Jones:
New Adventures in Electoral Cynicism
Discussion: Outside the Beltway and TalkLeft
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Perry knocks Bachmann's HPV story  —  RICHMOND, Va. - Rick Perry criticized Michele Bachmann Wednesday for relaying the story of a woman who claimed her daughter became mentally retarded after being vaccinated against HPV.  —  “I think that was a statement that had no truth in it …
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Dan Senor / Wall Street Journal:
Why Obama Is Losing the Jewish Vote  —  He doesn't have a ‘messaging’ problem.  He has a record of bad policies and anti-Israel rhetoric.  —  New York's special congressional election on Tuesday was the first electoral outcome directly affected by President Obama's Israel policy.
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Oren Dorell / USA Today:
PLO ambassador says Palestinian state should be free of Jews  —  WASHINGTON - The Palestinian Liberation Organization's ambassador to the United States said Tuesday that any future Palestinian state it seeks with help from the United Nations and the United States should be free of Jews.
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Matthew Yglesias / ThinkProgress:
Diplomatic Equality Is A Platform For Negotiations
The Politico:
GOP: Python ban squeezes economy  —  Snakes alive!  Giant pythons in the Everglades are the latest focal point in the Hill's partisan squabble over federal regulations that House Republicans say are squeezing the nation's job growth.  —  At issue is a proposed rule from the Interior Department …
April Dembosky / Financial Times:
Facebook puts off IPO until late 2012  —  Facebook is preparing to launch its blockbuster initial public offering in the US towards the end of next year, a later public debut by the social networking site than had been widely anticipated, say people familiar with the company.
Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar / Associated Press:
AP Exclusive: Long-term care plan alarms ignored  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Even as leading Democrats offered assurances to the contrary, government experts repeatedly warned that a new long-term care insurance plan could go belly up, saddling taxpayers with another underfunded benefit program …
Discussion: Hit & Run and Campaign 2012
Tyler Durden / ZeroHedge:
Blast From Paul Krugman's Past: “Social Security Is A Ponzi Scheme And Will Soon Be Over”  —  It is one thing (what thing that is we are not sure, but we have heard others say it, so like all good lemmings we will say it too) for Rick Perry to call Social Security a ponzi scheme.
 
 
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Steven Shepard / Hotline On Call:
Obama's Approval Rating Plummets in California
Discussion: Politics and National Review
ABCNEWS:
Solyndra: Blame It On Bush, Say Obama Officials
Patrick J. McDonnell / Los Angeles Times:
Islamists take aim at Libya rebels' secular leaders
Russell Berman / The Hill:
Blue Dogs push for debt panel to ‘Go Big’
Discussion: CNN
Matthew Yglesias / ThinkProgress:
Be The Change You Want To See In The World
Discussion: Washington Monthly and TalkLeft
Amanda Terkel / The Huffington Post:
Dick Cheney On U.S. Credit Downgrade: ‘I Literally Felt Embarrassed For My Country’
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The Politico:
Reid compares Coburn to ‘dictator’
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Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Memoirs of a Geisha  —  Not since Saki's cat Tobermory suddenly …
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Brendan Kennedy / Toronto Star:
Jewish prof forced to defend himself against anti-Semitism claims
Washington Post:
Justice Ginsburg aboard plane evacuated at Dulles International Airport
Ezra Klein / Washington Post:
Elizabeth Warren vs. the banks
Thomas L. Friedman / New York Times:
Is It Weird Enough Yet?
Chris Moody / Yahoo! News:
Huntsman staffer says she is ‘sick and sad’ for the Republican Party after watching presidential debates
Discussion: Shakesville and NewsBusters.org